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Joe Ellertson

Project Manager

My formal education was as an electrical engineer and then as an engineering manager, but the knowledge I’ve gained from decades of exposure to all phases of the product life-cycle, from concept to sustaining, is what is most valuable to me. I love the challenge of turning a concept into something real, and realize how early small decisions can affect the entire cycle.

BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN:
The diversity of the projects and technologies

FIRST JOB: Plucked and cleaned geese for local hunters

FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Sailing, Brewing, Hiking, Cooking

FAVORITE FOOD: Anything I cook with my wife — but burgers and beer are always good!

FAVORITE BOOK: Historical fiction e.g. Patrick O’Brian or Dorothy Dunnett; speculative historical fiction e.g. Neal Stephenson’s Baroque cycle